A-Sham: the annual Arab Food Festival in Israel!

arab food festivalThe Arab Food Festival in Haifa is back!

This year the festival runs from December 13-15, in Downtown Haifa, and will once again celebrate the world of Arab cuisine via unique and varied tastings in restaurants and pubs, culinary meet-ups, musical and dance performances, cookery and craft workshops, lectures and more, from morning to night.

More than 70 leading chefs from the Arab and Jewish sectors will work together to give their personal, contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes from the Levant food culture. A map detailing the participating venues and events will be available in downtown Haifa, at information points in the train station (Mercaz Hashmona), Palmar Street and the Turkish Market.

Each participating venue will serve its own festival dish, priced from 5 – 35 shekels. This year’s festival menu includes dishes from the following participants: Osama Delal, Salah Kurdi, Hussam Abbas, Mayssir Abu Shehadeh, Alaa Musa, Nashaat Abbas, Mo; in Halabi, Amos Sion, Elias Matar, Ali Khatib, Dohul Safdie, Omar Alwan, Ahmed Salameh, Sabina Waldman, Adnan Dahar and Maher Araida.

Chefs creating special hummus dishes for the festival include, among others, Haim Tibi, Nir Tzuk, Avi Biton, Ayelet Latovich/Mahneyuda group and Efrat Enzel.

And the list goes on – so yes, go hungry!

Time to go eat!

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